Hundreds of jobs are in danger of being lost as DHL Freight UK gets set to close its business after of a decade of losses. In a letter to staff seen by union GMB, DHL admitted that the part of the business had not been in a “profit making position since 2006”. It continued: “This has been due to a number of factors such as increased competition which has led to customer churn and not being able to fill our […]
Frozen food storage and distribution business Reed Boardall Group says it has extended cold store capacity at its 55-acre site in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, to 142,000 pallets with a new 102,000ft² building that incorporates 14 additional loading docks. The new store, which opened in October, has cost the firm around £14m but increases its total pallet capacity by around 30%, said Garry Tilburn, MD of Reed Boardall Cold Storage. “We were struggling for space before,” he admitted. It has been […]
Ceva Group executive director Leigh Pomlett has become the new president of the FTA at the association’s National Council meeting in London last week.
DHL is to close its Coventry depot, which it runs on behalf of retailer J Sainsbury, in a move that places 550 jobs at risk. The logistics giant plans to transfer the garment operations currently undertaken at Coventry for the retailer to another of its sites in Bedford. A DHL spokeswoman says: “In support of Sainsbury’s planned expansion of its UK clothing operation, the company is proposing to transfer its clothing volumes for both boxed and hanging items to its […]